Simpson Center Announces Fall Funding Awards

The Simpson Center’s Executive Board has awarded support to select UW scholars and projects for 2012-2013 year. Simpson Center funding sponsors a wide range of activities, including fellowships for UW faculty and doctoral students, cross-departmental research groups, scholarly conferences, and community-engaged collaborations.  

Twenty-three awards were given, out of eighty proposals received and reviewed. Award recipients include:

Society of Scholars Fellowship Grants

  • George Behlmer (Professor, History), “The Queen's Cannibals:  Savagery and Colonialism in the Western Pacific”
  • Stephanie Camp (Associate Professor, History), “Black Beauty: An American History”
  • Benjamin Gardner (Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), “Tanzania Without Maasai”
  • Gillian Harkins (Associate Professor, English), “Screening Pedophilia: Virtuality and Other Crimes Against Nature”
  • Celia Lowe (Associate Professor, Anthropology), “Viral Clouds”
  • Louisa Mackenzie (Associate Professor, French & Italian Studies), “Queer Bodies of Knowledge: Early Modern Animals and the Problem of Being Human”
  • Suhanthie Motha (Assistant Professor, English), “Race, Empire, and the Teaching of English”
  • LeiLani Nishime (Assistant Professor, Communication), “'People Won’t Know What You Are': Multiracial Asian Americans and Visual Culture”
  • Christina Sunardi (Assistant Professor, Ethnomusicology), “Stunning Males and Powerful Females: Negotiating Gender and Tradition through East Javanese Dance”
  • Annie Dwyer (Dissertator, English), “The Modern Animal”
  • Maria Quintana (Dissertator, History), “‘Be Our Guests’:  Making Meaning out of Race, Labor and Empire during the U.S.  Emergency Labor Programs of WWII”
  • Anjali Vats (Dissertator, Communication), “Properties of Difference: Negotiations of Race, Gender, and Coloniality in Copyright, Trademarks, and Patents”

Collaboration Studio Grants

  • Ralina  Joseph (Assistant Professor, Communication), Janine Jones (Associate Professor, Education), and Alexes Harris (Associate Professor, Sociology), WIRED: Critically Resisting, Reshaping, and Engaging an Institution of Higher Education
  • Chandan Reddy (Associate Professor, English), Alys Weinbaum (Associate Professor, English), Moon-Ho Jung (Associate Professor, History), and Stephanie Smallwood (Associate Professor, History), Race Across the Disciplines


  • Andrea  Arai (Lecturer, International Studies) and Clark Sorensen (Associate Professor, International Studies), “Spaces of Possibility”
  • S. Charusheela (Associate Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), “Rethinking Marxism”
  • Jeanne Heuving (Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell), “Convergence on Poetics”
  • Adam Moore (Associate Professor, Philosophy), Cheryl Metoyer (Associate Professor, Information School), and Michael Blake (Associate Professor, Philosophy), “Information Ethics and Policy: Intellectual Property, Privacy, and Free Speech”
  • Sabine Wilke (Professor, Germanics), “Transatlantic Dialogues on the Environment”

Public Scholarship Grants

  • Lauro Flores (Professor, American Ethnic Studies), “Art and Migration in the Age of Globalization”

Funding rounds are administered in the Fall and Spring annually. Applications for the Spring Funding Round will be accepted beginning March 26, 2012. The deadline is April 18, 2012.

Learn more about Simpson Center funding opportunities.

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